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    CV Prof. Dr. A. Rosenhahn

    Axel Rosenhahn

    Analytical Chemistry -Biointerfaces

    Ruhr-University Bochum

    NC 4/27, 44780 Bochum

    Axel Rosenhahn is Professor for Analytical Chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He received his chemistry diploma at the University of Bonn and completed his Ph.D. in 2000 in the Physical Chemistry Department under the supervision of Klaus Wandelt. Moving to the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he worked at the Advanced Light Source as postdoc with Charles S. Fadley. In 2002 he joined the Applied Physical Chemistry group of Michael Grunze to do his habilitation on Biointerfaces and coherent imaging. Between 2009 and 2012 he worked at the Institute of Functional Interfaces at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In 2012 he was appointed by the Ruhr-University Bochum as Professor for Analytical Chemistry with focus on Biointerfaces. His work aims on understanding the interaction of microorganisms and cells with surfaces and its implication for biofouling and biomedical research. Surface modification in conjunction with surface characterization is used to correlate surface properties with biological response. To gain a deeper insight into the structure and dynamics of surface colonization by microorganisms, microfluidic assays, 3D tracking techniques, X-ray imaging and free electron laser experiments are developed in his group.

    1992-1997Study of Chemistry (Diploma) at the University of Bonn
    1997-2000PhD with Prof. Dr. K. Wandelt, Institute for Physical Chemie, University of Bonn
    Ultradünne Aluminiumoxidfilme auf Ni3Al(111): Template für nanostrukturiertes Metallwachstum
    2001-2002Postdoc with Prof. Dr. C.S. Fadley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and ALS, Berkeley, USA
    Phase transitions of strongly correlated materials studied by synchrotron radiation generated by the Advanced Light Source
    2002-2010Habilitation with Prof. Dr. M. Grunze, Applied Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
    Model surfaces and coherent imaging for a mechanistic understanding of biofouling
    2009-2012Group leader Biointerfaces&Holography at the Institute of Functional Interfaces, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    since 2012Professor for Analytical Chemistry – Biointerfaces at the Ruhr-University Bochum